Parametric box with QR code for link

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Parametric box with QR code for link by l0b0 Oct 15, 2010

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Parametric box with QR code for link by l0b0 is licensed under the GNU - GPL license.

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Print a box to hold a given number of items of a specified size.

Git repository: http://github.com/l0b0/parametric-box

Version 2 contains the QR code embedded in the back plate. This is a demo of http://github.com/l0b0/qr2scad, which was slapped together today to enable this sort of thing dynamically.

If someone sees the QR code on your thing in real life, they can find the design and make their own copies with just a photo of it. Theoretically, you could even assign this job to a machine, looking around the web (or your tool box) for things that can be duplicated.

Another possibility would be to encode the .scad file in a QR code (after using http://github.com/l0b0/OpenSCAD-Minimizer) and include that on the model. Nicely Von Neumann-friendly :)


  • Open in OpenSCAD.
  • Uncomment one of the Size configuration sections. Dimensions for CD and DVD covers are provided.
  • Set the items variable to the desired amount.
  • Set wall_thickness if you want to.
  • Check the size of the resulting model before printing!

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It is not working very well for me. It is stripping the last line on the right and the bottom line from the qrcode.

l0b0 - in reply to Patola

Can you include enough information to reproduce this problem? Then I can have a look...

Jul 15, 2016 - Modified Jul 15, 2016
Patola - in reply to l0b0

Sure. I had actually open a bug report on your github repository. Right now I just noticed however that github did not allow me to upload the scad file, so I re-uploaded it as text. bug report is here - https://github.com/l0b0/qr2scad/issues/3


PS: Funny though that zbarimg was not able to decode the image; I had to go to ZXing